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Sharp Stick
O Cinema South Beach
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 4:15 PM
Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth) is a sensitive and naïve 26-year-old living on the fringes of Hollywood with her disillusioned mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and influencer sister (Taylour Paige). Working as a caregiver and just longing to be seen, she begins an exploratory affair with her older, married employer (Jon Bernthal), and is thrust into a startling education on sexuality, loss and power.
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Admission Adult - $11.00
Admission Older Adult (62+ years old w/ valid ID) - $9.50
Admission Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) - $9.50
Admission Children (12 years old & under) - $9.50
Admission Military (w/ valid ID) - $9.50
Admission MBFS Members - $9.00

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Sensitive and naive 26-year-old Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth) lives in a Los Angeles apartment complex with her influencer sister (Taylour Paige) and her disillusioned mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh). She is also a wonderful caregiver to Zach, a child with an intellectual disability. Eager to lose her virginity, Sarah Jo embarks on an exhilarating affair with Zach’s dense but affable father, Josh (Jon Bernthal). In the wake of the doomed relationship, Sarah Jo grapples with heartbreak by dedicating herself to unlocking every aspect of the sexual experience that she feels she’s missed out on for so long.

 

In an exciting return to feature filmmaking 11 years after Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham reestablishes herself as a major voice in independent cinema. With her signature unflinching and provocative approach, Dunham explores the vulnerability of her characters, whose dreams and expectations are elusive. Through Sarah Jo, who has been defined by her past trauma for too long, Dunham makes a bold statement about body and sex positivity. With humor and warmth, Sharp Stick redefines family and celebrates differences as it follows a young woman’s path to self-discovery.